Home Base

H is a hard letter to blog for. I decided to show you where I blog from... my home base.


We moved things around last fall to open up a room for a computer room. I hadn't had a desk in years and I found this floating desk and fell in love! I just love my little space.

Grammar

Oh, grammar. Let me begin by saying that I'm not claiming to be perfect, because I'm not. I overuse commas, don't correctly use the -- thingy, and forget about/misuse semi-colons 98% of the time; but most of the things people get wrong when it comes to grammar are taught in grade school. I'm not going to lie, if I'm reading something and can pick out more than just a couple of incorrect word usages, I'm probably not going to finish reading. Here are a few images courtesy of theoatmeal.com [and don't skip the subtext, it's pretty funny].

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It really gets me when someone doesn't know when to use they're. I mean, that apostrophe is a dead giveaway.

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Once again with the apostrophe. If you can change it to you are then it's you're. I can't understand why this is so difficult.

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Need I repeat myself?

And then there is my biggest pet peeve of all:

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When I see then in place of than, I honestly want to poke my eyeballs out. And for most people, this is the biggest offender. I just can't understand why people can't use these words correctly. And it's like 75% of my Facebook friends!

And then there are the people who don't actually know what they're saying at all when it comes to a phrase. For example, "I mine as well do the dishes." Uhm, NO! I've also seen, minus well and mines well. WTF people? Are you even paying attention to what you're saying? Does what you just said make any sense at all? There's another one: sense and since. I read a newspaper article the other day with the incorrect usage of sense. Another example of phrase gone wrong: "I usto do that." Does your computer not put a red squiggly line under usto? Because mine does!

I've seriously considered correcting people every single time I read something wrong. I'm sure people would start to think I'm super annoying, but it's annoying for me to read it! Ok, maybe I've gone a little too far with this [to and too is another...], but thanks for sticking around if you've made it this far. I'll leave you with these two gems that TJ and I found on Twitter: 

I just found out my grandma is going to die of betes. Diabetes, anyone?

And my personal favorite

filet minion as... drumroll please... flaming yawn.

Seriously. This is real life!

Friday Favorites

Some of my favorites right now:

Sleeping in - I've always loved sleeping in, but having spring break really made me miss it. Summer can't come soon enough.

Fat bombs - I know this sounds weird, but we're eating keto right now and having a semi-sweet snack available in the freezer to grab for cravings is the only reason I'm successful with this diet!

Warmer weather - we're slowly but surely getting a little warmer. I am so over the winter that even a few degrees--or the sun out without clouds--is a huge mood booster.

Our zoo - we got a pass to the zoo in our town last year and it opens this weekend! My son has been counting down the days and we're just so excited to go!

My sunless tanner - this stuff is amazing! It's a gradual tanner so it's hard to mess up and you don't look orange. I feel so confident once I start using it. I wish I'd started using it years ago!

Reality tv - I've been in a kind of tv show slump, but I keep up with all of my reality shows. It's so opposite of the past, but I just have lost interest in so many shows that I'm feeling like I should just delete them and stop recording them.


Working out with the hubs - I really don't like working out unless I have someone else telling me what to do. My husband is pretty knowledgeable when it comes to working out and whenever we have the chance to workout together I feel so accomplished.

and of course...

Date night - need I say more?!?

What are your plans this weekend?

Escape!

Just kidding. I want to talk about escape rooms! Have you heard of them? Have you done one? According to wikipedia...

an escape room is a physical adventure game in which players solve a series of puzzles and riddles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand.

Basically solve a puzzle to escape a room; if you complete it in an hour you escape/win!

I'd just started hearing about escape rooms before we left SC and when we moved to ID and actually started getting a babysitter I decided to see if they had any around here and they did! I wasn't sure if TJ had ever heard of them so I planned a date and he didn't know what we were doing. It was quite a drive, about 45 minutes, but he was excited because he had no idea what we were doing.

It's so weird just walking into a room and getting locked in and having NO IDEA what you're supposed to do! We started looking around the room and found little pieces of paper here and there and then notes written into the margins of books and it just started flowing together. There were things in there to throw us off and we spent too much time on some things and not enough on others. We did get little hints whispered to us if we got stuck for too long, so it felt like cheating, but... oh well. You could have had like 6 or 8 people in that room and it was just two of us, so I guess we get a little leeway. lol.


The point of our room was to save someones life with a liver that was in a fridge or something like that. Hahaha. We made it with 11 minutes and 6 seconds to spare. It was a lot of fun!

We did that in September 2016, not too long after we moved here, and have been saying we should do it with friends since, but never got around to it. Then they opened up one in our town and still haven't gotten around to it.

In February I started listening to a new radio station and they do some kind of trivia every morning at 7:30. Well I'm in the car 3 days a week taking the kids to school at that time and I started to call in to the questions. Sometimes they were about country music (which I'm new to so have no clue about), but sometimes they're general trivia questions. It only took me 3 weeks of calling in to win (calling in only 3 days of the week AND I didn't call when the questions were about music)! I think that's pretty damn good!

And guess what I won! Two tickets to the escape room in town! Hahaha. So pretty soon TJ and I are going to have to invite some friends out and try another escape room.

Have you done one?!?
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